“...the end of the performance is a hurricane of sound. The band holds out to the very last second squeezing out every last drop of energy.” - 3voor12 Utrecht, the Netherlands
“Tousle haired Nadja has a dreamy voice drenched in the same warm moonlight and starlight rays as Beth Gibbons, Margo Timmins and Hope Sandoval.” - Birmingham Live, U.K.
"...a unique and mature sound...exciting use of soundscapes and vocals promises a lot for the future." - Liberation Day Festival, the Netherlands
“Each member of the band is clearly skilled in their area, but like in so many art works it’s the coming together which yields the true beauty. The seamless union of technology and human artistry produced a mesmerizing performance.” - Bath Gigs, U.K.
Alcuna Wilds is a British/Dutch band based in the Netherlands. The band creates atmospheric trip-rock music, combining ambient soundscapes, driving beats and strong melodic riffs, with rich, melancholic vocals and astute, considered lyrics. Formed of members from both sides of the North Sea, their diverse influences contribute to their distinctive sound. Alcuna Wilds' second EP, 'Murmuration Season' was released in October 2016. A new single ‘Fingertips’ was released in September 2017, reaching number 6 in the Dutch ‘Free 40’ Indie Chart and will be followed by two new singles in the Spring.
Alcuna Wilds have chalked up over 70 shows throughout the Netherlands, UK, Germany and Belgium. These have included shows at some of the Netherlands’ top music venues, such as AFAS Live (Amsterdam), Sugarfactory (Amsterdam), Patronaat (Haarlem), Ekko (Utrecht) and Hedon (Zwolle), and at festivals such as Greenbelt Festival (UK), Stroud Fringe Festival (UK), the Bevrijdingsfestival Amsterdam (Liberation Day Festival), State-X New Forms (The Hague), and Surfana Festival (Bloemendaal). The band have supported national and international acts, such as Sigur Ros (IS), Thought Forms (UK), Dralms (CA), Gallops (UK), Sea Change (NO), Tears & Marble (NL) and Throws (UK). The band performed across the Netherlands throughout the Autumn, as part of the national, handpicked ‘Popronde’ tour, promoting upcoming talent.
Members: Alcuna Wilds is: Nadja Freeman (UK) vocals, synths; Pete Barnes (UK) on guitar; Jordy Pama (NL) on synths, bass and backing vocals; and Simon Hölscher (NL) on drums and samples.
Surfana Festival, Bloemendaal
KIMP, Den Bosch
Vurige Tongen, Ruigoord
Rollende Keukens, Amsterdam
't Nonnetje, Amersfoort
De Vinger, Den Haag (Road to Parkpop final)
HPC Cafe, Den Haag
De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam
HPC Winterfest, Den Haag
WPC Nederland 3, Wateringen
State-X New Forms Festival, Den Haag
Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
Flying Fish Festival, Dordrecht
HPC, Den Haag
Paardcafé, Den Haag
Café Altstadt, Eindhoven
Grachtenhuis Museum, Amsterdam
Malo Melo, Amsterdam
Studio Gonz, Gouda
Fairfood Festival, Amsterdam
Cultuur op de Campus, Nijmegen